Situated in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, The Penny is a unique event venue featuring an open floor plan with an industrial indoor space + outside courtyard. Available for weddings, receptions, parties, corporate events, photo shoots, production and workshops, The Penny offers flexible rental availability.Constructed in the 1930’s to house a blacksmith shop, the building's historic aesthetic showcases original architecture, exposed brick, and industrial finishes with modern fixtures and decor. It's name, The Penny, is a nod to the craftsmanship that has taken place within these walls for close to a century.San Luis Obispo's only large, mixed-use event space of its kind, The Penny's central location offers walk-ability to all of downtown's best new hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Owned and operated by two local event companies (Tinker Tin Co. + Sidecar Cocktail Co.) whose combined event expertise, love for preserving storied history, and eye for excellent design set this space apart.

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Historic Building, City

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125, 125


Bohemian, Whimsical, Urban, Industrial, Eclectic, Romantic, Vintage, Modern


Courtyard, City


Central downtown SLO location, indoor and outdoor space, tables and chairs for 50, curated lounge furniture, secluded patio, ADA accessible, on site manager, security, AV capabilities


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